March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:59 am

"Wha baja baja!"

As for Advoc, he is still clueless.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:15 pm

After some hilariously failed rolls, Higaide tackles Zeiss directly into a wall, smacking them both in the heads and dazing them for a round.

Rory, cursing under his breath, lunges with them to help pick both up, literally hoisting them each over his shoulder and turning, aggravated, towards the alleyway only to see the horrifying creature was now directly in front of the trio. It lowers a long, bladed claw down which has several attached digits that currently are wrapped around a thick rope. A glance confirms that the rope itself is tied tightly around several bundles of parchment. The nightmare creature hovers there, silently, with the parchments held out for Rory and says in quiet, broken Common, "This for you Rory Human."

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:21 pm

While Zeiss is groaning for help, Advoc will examine the creature so he can make a portrait of it later on.

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:26 pm

Advoc can tell that there are probably Elements involved in this creature. As for accent, none that it can determine.

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Rory on Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:26 pm

Rory stared on with fear, suddenly faced with the object of his dread. This lessened at it's gesture of digits and claws, accompanied by an equal measure of repulsion. He shrugged off whatever support he lent to holding up Higaide and Zeiss, and after a minor, deliberate pause, he took the bundles in both hands.

"Do I even want this?" he asked the torrent of claws and spikes, as he eyed it up to assign it a noun most fitting for its vague shape.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:34 pm

The mess of odd geometry in the form of spikes, claws, and eyes buzzes away in utter silence with no further comment, leaving Rory holding the bundle of parchment. Zeiss and Higaide are both on the ground, having been dumped there unceremoniously, and both nursing headaches.

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:44 pm

Advoc helps Zeiss and Higaide to get on their feet and asks Rory:

"What is it?"
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:36 pm

Higaide merely stares. A very bad feeling about this.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Rory on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:43 pm

"I don't know, but I sure can't wait to open it," he mocked sarcastically. Otherwise absent of mind, his gaze lingered, fixed on the point in the darkness beyond which the body of blades had disappeared. He struggled with the implications of the event of the visit, wishing them to be no more than his nerves set on edge. "Kraken's claws."
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:54 pm

A few tense moments pass in otherwise uninterrupted silence before one of the Human recruits, which recognizes the trio, comes stumbling through heading towards the Veil entrance, clearly drunk off his gourd. He gives some semblance of salute at the sight of the three but otherwise moves unimpeded.

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:57 pm

*looks at Rory and the plot hook in his hands*

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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:44 pm

Higaide moves to intercept the recruit.

"Bit late in the night to be wandering around drunk, friend, wouldn't you say?"
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:22 pm

To Higaide's comment, Zeiss responds:

"I see you never got drunk Higaide. Let him go. He just wants to enjoy life a little."

He looks at the human recruit.

"Just don't come to work drunk."
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:47 pm

"It's not a good idea to be wandering around the Veil right now, don't you agree?"
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:52 pm

"There are hundreds of human refugees living in the Veil right now. They have nowhere else to go."

Zeiss returns his attention on the plot hook.

*giddy giddy giddy*
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Rory on Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:16 am

"While we're at it, you can use that ladder...to get off my back," Rory snapped. Him parchments open.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:03 am

There are five well-versed letters, each one with a separate name on the front: Rory, Higaide, Kolson, Javan, and Zeiss. The one to Rory reads as follows:

To Rory:
Rory,
Greetings and salutations my friend, and forgive me for being so informal. I regret to say that I have somehow forgotten your given/clan name. Do humans use such things? I seem to recall that neither Higaide nor Fiernaceal used them.
My comrades in Central are indeed aware of my location; in fact it was they who applied me to my current post aboard the Sperca. In fact it may or may not be due to this very post and some rather nefarious methods, that I was able to covertly obtain your current location for the purposes of delivering this missive… ahem…
I am afraid it is rather impossible to ‘return’ the Sperca to you. The very nature of its existence means that none among you would be capable of piloting it no matter how experienced you were in airship technology. While I’ve no doubt if you wished to sell her, she would fetch a hefty sum, allowing her to fall into the hands of any of these foolishly warring governments is something that simply cannot be allowed. And I respectfully refuse to aid you in any endeavor to reclaim her as your own. In regards to your continued belief that we Olthoi foster “ulterior motives;” I still cannot fathom as to where this belief came from. We simply want to keep this pristine vessel out of the hands of those with ill intent, while still making use of and studying its impressive engineering feats. If by ulterior motive you mean that we are also utilizing it to study other realms and to feed the victims of this war, then yes you are correct we have these motives. But I feel that we have been completely upfront with our intentions from the moment we announced them.
I do understand the concept of being capable of killing with no feelings of regret, remorse, or guilt. I believe that this is called Sociopathology, a person whose behavior is often criminal and who is defined by a lack of moral responsibility or social conscience. I find the concept troubling, and doubt seriously that even for such heinous people as you seem to believe these are that you would fit in that category.
In regards to your endeavors to move the continuing stream of refugees Southward to Osteth, I believe this thought has some merit. From what I hear the Osteth has opened its gates to any and all who will come. The only issue I foresee is, with the closing of the HUB and railways, these already battered and beaten people will have to traverse the distance on foot through the middle of the heaviest fighting. However, I believe the Olthoi may be able to help with the negotiations to receive additional refugees; I will speak with my elders on the matter. I also do not believe that Central, while my home is very beloved to me, would be a very hospitable place for humans to live for any amount of time. Our halls are not built for people of such few limbs and so lacking in dexterity.
I was unaware of our friend Z no longer being with you. I will as you say “keep an eye out for her;” though she does have a rather amusing habit of popping in at the most appropriate of times. When I see her next I will pass the message along to her that you wish to speak with her.
Please pass along the short missives I have included below for the “guys.”
With deep concern and well wishes,,
Kezrinthka of Worker
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:33 am

Higaide tells the drunk dude: "We're heading back, if you want to come with us. If not... just keep out of dark corners. The Veil's been a troublesome place for the day."

He then goes back to Rory - "Can i see that one?" - he says, pointing to the one with his name on it.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:43 am

Considering that Rory opened the parchments, Zeiss will accept from Rory the one addressed to him and read it. obviously curious as to what this is all about.


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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Rory on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:49 pm

"Letters," Rory informed his pesky friends, "each with one of our names on it." He passed out the parchment, giving Zeiss the letters for Javan and Kolson.

Immediately after, he begins reading his own, and grins contentedly after a few moments, squinting and scrunching his brow at one point. "Mine's a reply from Kez. Osteth is willing to take all comers! Refugees, I mean." He began contemplating, absently brainstorming out loud. "Olthoi involvement would be limited, though. We could help. We have to have sailing people in the Veil. We could buy some ships, or have some weaved. Maybe negotiate with Osteth to sail over here on their own ships? Actually, I've always thought about going there, ever since I met Gwydo. I need to write back..."


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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:55 pm

Higaide reads his.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Archengeia on Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:22 pm

Higaide's Letter:
Higaide,
I came across the most curious of information quite recently and wanted to consult with you on its validity. Do humans burn the dead remains of their comrades? What purpose does this serve? Is it for worship or born of a belief that through burning the remains the person might return to the elements? What other methods of burial do humans use?
With deep concern and well wishes,,
Kezrinthka of Worker
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Chief Scanning Operator, Sperca

Zeiss' Letter:
Zeiss of Wintersong,
I know your time is precious as you are reestablishing yourselves in Holtburg, but know that I am thinking of you. In addition, I was unable to find Sareth at his previously known location, or I would have sent this missive there. When viewing the area something struck me as not quite right. I fear something is amiss and he may have come to harm. There were traces of an altercation, though small. He normally kept the small cat shaped doll Z had entrusted him to return to you on his person at all times, but it was left floundering in a sink full of water and appears to have been there for several days. Perhaps you should go check into this?
With the best of wishes,,
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:35 pm

Zeiss is confused at the contents of the letter since Z has already given him back the cat shaped doll when he met her in Marblebush, before the explosion, to prove her identity.




ArchengeiaAlong the way Zeiss was able to divine her true identity, due to her sharing it via irrefutable proof; it was Z, though obviously in yet another of her disguises, as she appeared completely different than before.



It happened on the 27th of February.

*After some explanation from Arch*

"Well, that's some old news..."

Zeiss sighs.

"I'm going to sleep. I can't think clearly right now..."

Going to send Mevrak, the Mosswart thief I hired, to keep under surveillance the place Sareth was Exited to.

While he sleeps, Zeiss will have Advoc guard our headquarters and prepare an escape route through the Veil just in case soldiers come to arrest the party.
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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by K on Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:29 pm

"So, Kez, are you watching and listening right now for an answer with those sensors of yours, or did you just not think that through? Cause you didn't write anything about how i'm supposed to get back to you, you know."

- he says to the air, as if chatting with some kid standing right next to him -

"Like, it's kind of embarrassing for me to be talking to the air in the middle of the street about funeral rites like some deranged lunatic, when i don't even know if you're listening."


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Re: March 15th, The Encounter by the Warehouses

Post by Zeiss on Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:31 pm

Too tired to bother with politeness, Zeiss says:

"We received these letters because Rory wrote to Kez. Just ask him how he managed to do it."

He then enters the Veil.
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